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Football the Basics: Strategies and Techniques Paperback – July 6, 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing (July 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412005124
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412005128
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,598,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Carter on January 11, 2010
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If you are looking for in-depth individual football techniques, this book may meet your needs. I was buying it for a library (rather than to learn to play football myself), and found the production choices and quality annoying and distracting.

Example one: A technique with several steps is better illustrated with more than one picture. There are a few times where this is done, but many more where a second picture could have made the move clearer for a reader who didn't already know how to perform it. This is especially true when 'right' and 'left' get murky ('to the right of the opponent' is not the same as 'to the opponent's right').

Example two: A few techniques were illustrated with multiple frames captured from video. The pictures were so blurry/pixelated as to be completely useless.

Example three: Maybe I'm just a detail person, but to me there is no excuse for 'at this stage in my carrier' ('career'--twice in one paragraph) or for a defender 'moving passed a blocker' ('past'--over and over and over) and a football book should know it's not a 'touch down' but a 'touchdown' (though this was only once out of numerous uses).

Example four: 'Simply' do A; then do B, then do C 'relentlessly' got old after a while.

On the positive side, techniques are broken down to a very basic level, and a few drills are included for each position. I can believe the author knows his subject inside and out, and probably played with great passion and intensity, which he would like the reader to develop as well.
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Format: Paperback
If you are a young football player who
wants to learn proper techniques and
postioning this is avery good book.

Well written and with a very good style.
Also, personal kudos for the mention of
our late former Norfolk Nighthawks of Af2.
Pick Up On It!
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This book is very well written and is designed for the players that are at the beginning of their football career. You can quickly see some basic techniques that professional players utilize that are well explained.

I really recommend this book.
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Very disappointed in the contents of the book which did not live up to the advertisements nor to my expectations.
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